Posting after 14 hour flight...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ReallyBigFeet, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Wifi off (obviously), screen brightness set at 70%, fully charged iPad 3:

    -watched 8hrs 26m of 720p MKVs movies
    -read iBooks for 2hrs 40m
    -played the new Sky Gamblers game for just under an hour

    Just over 12 hours use.

    Still have 7% power remaining. Wow! I've done this flight before with my iPad2 with lower-res movies and it would conk out at 9 hours.
     
  2. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    from a former ipad2 owner of almost a year i find it hard to believe it would give out before the ipad3 would lol
     
  3. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Haters gon hate
     
  4. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Why did you have WiFi off? I have been on many flights that offer Wi-Fi service...
     
  5. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Lol I own both

    Far from a 3rd gen hater just speaking from experience it's very hard to beat the battery life of the 2nd ipad
     
  6. ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    United hasn't equipped it yet.
     
  7. TSloper macrumors member

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    So from your iPad 2 experience the iPad 3 isn't capable of longer run time in some use cases? :rolleyes:
     
  8. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Haha maybe in some cases
     
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    That tells you how much wifi/LTE/3G drains the battery. Pretty impressive numbers.
     
  12. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    How? Which app did you use?
     
  13. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    Airplane mode on, screen brightness less than 50 played a game (airtycooon 2) not data intensive 30 min 4% battery drain. That's about 12.5 hours of use. Seems about right.
     
  14. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Yea the op probably made the whole thing up....:rolleyes:
     
  15. ReallyBigFeet, Mar 24, 2012
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    ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    AVPlayerHD. Great app, no conversions to mp4 required. Special thanks to poster Imperial for turning me on to it.
     
  16. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Long flights are 500% more tolerable with an iPad.
     
  17. ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    3X Amen to that.

    Thought I'd mention that the iPad WAS warm to the touch, but since it was on the tray table across my lap (was in Business Class) it didn't really matter that much. But definitely warmer than my iPad 2 would have been after such a workout.
     
  18. elmz macrumors regular

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    I've also noticed better battery life with my new iPad that my 2. Under constant heavy gaming with Order & Chaos, Infinity Blade 2, and Modern Combat 3 my 2 would deplete much quicker.
     
  19. gordonnay macrumors member

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    I work for an airline as a flight attendant/cabin crew and the explosion in iPads being used over the past 12 months has been amazing! I was on a flight the other day and i counted 30 in the economy cabin alone of a 747!! god i wish i had apple shares!!!
     
  20. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing OP.

    To the negative commenters "get a life". Scared people who challenge every little detail in a threads poster. If you don't agree just move on.
     
  21. tdream macrumors 65816

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    Nice!

    What app did you use to watch 720p movies?
     
  22. JeffMorse macrumors regular

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    great thread, thank you.

    So I just bought AVPlayerHD per your suggestion, but can't seem to load avi movies into itunes. Any suggestions?
     
  23. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Try simply changing the file extension to .mp4 without any conversion or anything, just rename it from moviename.avi. To moviename.mp4 and see if it works.
     
  24. JeffMorse macrumors regular

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    According to the website looks like all I need to do is copy the files directly into my itunes movies folder. If this doesn't work I'll try your way. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  25. ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not quite, although perhaps that method would work.

    All you have to do is plug in iPad, boot up iTunes, click on your iPad and then the Apps tab for same. Scroll down to the files section of that tab and click on AVPlayerHD. Then you simply use the navigation pane to the right of that to select .AVI, .MKV or whatever other kind of file you want to drop onto AVPlayerHD. Let the files copy, then disconnect your iPad and you are all set.
     

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